Official news and information site for the International Fellowship of Motorcycling Rotarians (IFMR) for the Rotary International Convention in Montreal, Canada, June 20-23, 2010

Thursday, December 31, 2009

More "Atlantic Canada" tour details

Tour Hotels, Ferries, Luggage Storage & Souvenir Shirts

LIST OF HOTELS:  These are the hotels booked for the full tour (excluding hotels for shorter tour options).  Costs shown are in Canadian dollars for two people per room, excluding taxes and personal charges.  Hotel reservations for the tour should be made only thru Vince Byrne (except for reservations at the Hotel Imperia during the RI convention and for those choosing “Custom” trips).
Thursday, June 24, Holiday Inn Express, Ste Foy, QC (Quebec City), C$139/per night.
Friday, June 25, Econolodge, Forestville, QC, C$99.
Saturday, June 26, Gite/Lodge du Mont Albert, Parc Gaspecie, QC, C$180.
Sunday, June 27, Hotel Normandie, Perce, QC, C$109.
Monday, June 28, Lakeview Inn & Suites, Bathurst, NB, C$75.
Tuesday, June 29, Quality Inn, Summerside, PE, C$130.
Wednesday and Thursday, June 30 - July 1, Inverary Inn, Baddeck, NS, C$125/per night.
Friday, July 2, Cambridge Suites, Halifax, NS,C$159.
Saturday, July 3, The Digby Pines Resort & Spa, Digby, NS, C$290 (includes full dinner for 2 and breakfast)
Sunday, July 4, Best Western Motel, Woodstock, NB, C$120.
Monday, July 5, Days Inn, Riviere du Loup, QC, C$99.
Tuesday, July 6, Hotel Imperia, Ste Eustache, QC, C$129.  (NOTE: Reservations for nights during the convention, June 20-23, should be made directly by contacting hotel manager Benoit Turpin at 1-888-472-3336 or, mentioning “IFMR” and “Motorcycling Rotarians. Post-ride reservations for July 6 and beyond can also be made at the same time.)

FERRIES: The full tour includes two major ferry crossings and one minor ferry ride.  The first ferry, on Day 2, is a short 15-minute crossing of the mouth of the Saguenay Fjord on a free ferry just before reaching Tadoussac, QC. 
   The first major ferry crossing is at the start of Day 3, on a high-speed catamaran ferry across the St Lawrence River from Forestville, QC, to Rimouski, QC.  This crossing takes about an hour and costs about C$74 for one motorcycle and two adults. 
   The second major ferry crossing is at the start of Day 11 across the Bay of Fundy from Digby, NS, to St John, NB, on the “Princess of Acadia” car ferry.  This crossing takes about three hours and costs about C$130 for one motorcycle and two adults.
   Reservations for the major ferries need to be made well in advance and will be coordinated by Vince Byrne. All ferries require passengers to be at the ferry dock one hour prior to the scheduled departure time. Prices indicated above are those published by the ferry companies as of December 2009 and may be subject to change.
   Other questions about hotels or ferries?  Contact Vince Byrne at 1-902-667-5011  or
    Questions about the route, roads, or options? Contact Bob Shriner at 1-703-795-4355 or

LUGGAGE STORAGE:  The Hotel Imperia has agreed to store luggage during the tour for riders who will be returning to spend one or more nights at the hotel at the end of the tour.  During the tour, riders should plan to carry all their clothing and gear on their motorcycles.

SHIRTS:  IFMR member and graphics designer Sue Spittle has designed a great-looking all-cotton souvenir polo shirt for this ride and the Montreal RI Convention using the IFMR logo.
   You don’t have to make the ride to buy the shirt.  Just send a registration form with your shirt size and your credit card information and we’ll mail you the shirt, or you can pick it up in Montreal at the IFMR booth in the House of Friendship.
  Only C$40/US$36 each (plus shipping, if required).


No comments:

Post a Comment